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Debt Ceiling – UBC Rape Counselliing – Corrupt Senators

Debt Ceiling

In a speech at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington, D.C., Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it’d been done so many times in the past:
“Now, this debt ceiling — I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy. All it does is it says you got to pay the bills that you’ve already racked up, Congress. It’s a basic function of making sure that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved.”
Obama went on to suggest that “the average person” mistakenly thinks that raising the debt ceiling means the U.S. is racking up more debt:
“It’s always a tough vote because the average person thinks raising the debt ceiling must mean that we’re running up our debt, so people don’t like to vote on it, and, typically, there’s some gamesmanship in terms of making the President’s party shoulder the burden of raising the — taking the vote.”


Only 30 percent of 815 participants approved of the idea of contributing $200,000 to UBC’s counselling services, according to a statement on the Commerce Undergraduate Society website.
In September, UBC president Stephen Toope announced that the Commerce Undergraduate Society would make a “voluntary contribution” of $250,000 to fund counselling over a three-year period.
It was part of a broad response to sexual violence, which followed release of a fact-finding report into a FROSH week rape chant by commerce students.
The Commerce Undergraduate Society has already turned over $50,000 for this year and it supported donating the rest of the money.
However, this required the support of students in a referendum to contribute another $200,000 over the next two academic years.

Corrupt Senate

While the trio of Stephen Harper appointed Senators Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau are facing motions to suspend them from the Senate; the list of other senators facing allegations of financial improprieties continues to grow.

This evening we learned that Pierre Trudeau appointed Liberal Senator Colin Kenny has been accused of abusing his position as a Senator.

Former Executive Assistant to Colin Kenny, Pascale Brisson described to RDI the work she did for the Senator. According to her, half the day was devoted to:
Completing personal tasks for the Senator, including ordering his clothes online, finding a personal trainer for him, paying his dog walker, giving money to his son, finding dog sitters.
Dealing with his personal bills which were sent to his Senator office, including his water and hydro bills, condo fees, and his VISA.
Making appointments and coordinating renovations for his personal condo